Delicious Prepared Tofu Recipe (My First Attempt)
I wouldn’t normally put a recipe on my blog until I’ve perfected it, but I’m not quite sure how much more perfecting this one needs. So, I am proud to announce a delicious way to cook tofu resulting in a firm meaty texture.
14oz Extra Firm Tofu
2.5 Tbsp Sesame Seed Oil
1/2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
1/4 tsp White Pepper
1/8 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Horseradish
Toasted Sesame Seeds (for garnish)
Preheat your oven to 300 degrees and preheat a pan on your stove to high heat. Mix everything together in a bowl aside from the Sesame Seeds (for garnish) and the Tofu itself. Slice the Tofu into 3/4 inch thick pieces and let marinate a couple minutes in the mixture you just prepared. Once marinated move the Tofu to the preheated pan on your stove to sear both sides of the tofu. Drizzle the remaining contents of your bowl mixture on top of the Tofu. Once both sides have been seared to a light brown move the tofu to a oiled baking sheet covered in tin-foil (optional, for easy clean-up). Drizzle the contents of your pan on top of your tofu on the baking sheet. Place baking sheet into the oven for 8 minutes, flip the tofu over, and wait another 8 minutes before removing. At this time preheat the same pan you had on your stove to a medium heat. Move the tofu back into this pan letting each side cook until medium to dark brown (usually 4 minutes on each side). Remove Tofu from pan and let sit to cool for 20 minutes. Dice up the Tofu, garnish with Toasted Sesame Seeds, add to whatever dish you’d like (such as a salad), and enjoy!